Ireland´s leading exhibition
and Conference on

Materials, Advanced Plastics
Polymers and Adhesives

18th May 2022 Athlone

About The Event

About The Event

We proudly announce the National Materials, Advanced Plastics, Polymers and Adhesives Exhibition and Conference. An all-Ireland High Technology Innovation Show providing a free-to-attend National and International event, being held in the state of the art, centrally located AIT Arena Athlone, Ireland’s centre for materials and polymer research.

A one-day Expo & Conference, MAPPA brings world-class speakers to a highly focused audience involved in Research, Design, Manufacturing, Purchasing and Integration of Materials, Advanced Plastics and Polymers, Adhesives and union technologies, Composites, Coatings, Ceramics and all associated technologies

MAPPA gives the Industry, Policy Makers and General Public the opportunity to learn and participate, as well as facilitated networking with exhibitors and sponsors and speakers

MAPPA wants to offer a 360º perspective from all the points of view and along the full material lifecycle, from design and manufacturing to refuse collection, recycling and reusing. Mappa aims at maximising the impact of research in Ireland on industry competitiveness.

We are organising the conference sessions as storylines with a message. We will select top-level speakers to bring the most up to date information related to each topic and point of view. All sessions will end with a debate or roundtable where attendees can summarise a message from the different perspectives


AIT International Sports Arena
Athlone, Ireland


18th May 2022


Proposed Conference Topics

Call for Papers now open.
We request papers with relevance to the current situation of our Industry

    • - Ocean Plastics and other environmental problems and/or solutions.
      - Microplastics and the food-chain
    • - Harvesting plastics: Recovering Household, Urban and Industrial refuse; requirements, business opportunites
      - Sorting to increase value
      - Reprocessing into fresh Raw Materials: Quality and Efficiency issues in Recycling and Reprocessing
      - The CO2 Balance of the Recovery-Regenerate-Reuse cycle
      - Design for recycling: Impact of product design in the recovery cost
    • - Latest improvements in manufacturing technologies, less raw material, higher energy efficiency
      - 3D printing as a sustainable process: Can 3D printing reduce plastic usage and CO2 footprint?
      - Ultrasonic Injection Moulding: the new generation

    • - Should we substitute Plastics and Polymers for Vegetal-derived materials?
      - Biodegradable, Biocompostable: Alternatives to current materials in the food industry
      - Excessive packaging and how to reduce: Is it really adding value?
      - Other bio-materials

    • - Does welding or bonding hinder recyclability?
      - Advantages of bonding or welding over overmolding technologies
    - Composites: lighter and stronger

    • - Plastics have revolutionised the Medical Industry and Healthcare
      - The benefits of plastics in the Medical Industry
      - Cardiovascular-friendly materials

Event Schedule

Conferences will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Conferences are free to attend
Pre-registration is recommended to grant you a seat
Schedule to be announced

Event Speakers

Speakers willbe announced soon

Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

International Sports Arena

AIT Athlone, Ireland

A modern, state of the art facility with capacity to 300 stands and 2500 attendees. Parking, catering, and conference rooms.

Situated in the geographical centre of the country and connected by motorway, less than 90 min drive from Dublin or Shannon International Airports


Here are some nearby hotels
Request special price for the MAPPA Exhibition

Hodson Bay Hotel

Hodson Bay Hotel

12 Km from the Venue
Courtesy Shuttle bus provided

Hotel 2

Sheraton Athlone

2.5 Km from the Venue
Public transport avilable

Hotel 3

Radison Blu Athlone

4.7 Km from the Venue
Public transport available

Hotel 4

Creggan Court Athlone

1.4 Km from the Venue
Public transport available

Exhibiting and sponsoring

Request more info on exhibiting and sponsor opportunities


basic stand
Basic stand

1,980 €

2 x 2m Corner stands, equipped with:

  • Walls structure
  • Exhibitor name panel
  • 2 spotlights
  • 1x double socket, 240V AC, 1kW
  • One 4ft trestle table, white, and two chairs

    Apart from the stand of their choice, according to the descriptions below, MAPPA offers the following conditions to all exhibitors to create a better experience:
  • Free underground parking (one car per exhibitor), with direct access to the main exhibition hall,
  • Exhibitors private area with free tea and coffee
  • full meal at the canteen for two delegates, the two days
  • Exhibitors can purchase extra meals to cumpliment their customers
  • Exhibitors take preference as speakers


    The following conditions apply to all sponsors:
  • All the Sponsorship Opportunities are only available for exhibitors, except for the Breakfast Briefings, one each day.
  • We will display your logo on the Sponsors section of our website and any material distributed by post or email.
  • Sponsors take preference to present and speak at the conference in the designated topics. As a Sponsor, you can suggest a topic within the storylines and submit a proposal.
  • All the benefits of Exhibitors

Sponsor Opportunities
  • After-show Networking event
  • Conference Sponsor
  • Breakfast Briefing
  • Arrival flags
  • Registration Area
  • Content on TV screens
  • Suggest other sponsoring options
  • 1.5 x 3m hanging flags
  • 3 x 1.5m banner
  • "You are here" boards and Direction panels
  • Show Planner
  • Visitor badges
  • Visitor/exhibitor lanyards

Contact Us

Exhibit and sponsor to promote your business
Propose a topic or a speaker.

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Zenith House
Unit 50, Blyry Bussiness &
Commercial Park
Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

CONTACt details

Lang Name e-mail e-mail
ENGLISH Tom Burke +353 87 434 3893
SPANISH ENGLISH Carlos García +34 644 688 964
USA Mike Cochrane +1 760 612 4854
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